|Sulfur Dioxide from Soufriere Hills Volcano: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image courtesy Simon Carn, www.jcet.umbc.edu/ Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). The OMI instrument is a Dutch-Finnish Instrument, provided to the EOS/Aura mission by The Netherlands and Finland.|
On May 20, 2006, the earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=13588 Soufriere Hills Volcano, on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, erupted. After months of releasing intermittent volcanic plumes, the volcano heightened its activity with a dome collapse and the release of a volcanic plume that suspended air traffic in the region. In addition to volcanic ash, the plume contained sulfur dioxide, and because the plume reached an altitude of 20 kilometers, entering Ear...
Keywords: What -- Ozone Monitoring Instrument; What -- Aura; Where -- Montserrat; Where -- Indian Ocean